Germania

Germania : A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern

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'It made me laugh so hard that I woke up my wife and had to give up reading the book in bed. If Bill Bryson had collaborated with W. G. Sebald to write a book about Germany, they might have wound up with something like this' Sunday Times

Germania is a very personal guide to the Germany that Simon Winder loves. Equally passionate about the region's history, folklore, cuisine, architecture and landscape, Winder describes Germany's past afresh - and in doing so sees a country much like our own: Protestant, aggressive and committed to eating some very strange food. This accessible, enthusiastic and startlingly vivid account is a brilliant introduction to the hidden wonders of Germany.

'A splendid offering' Financial Times

'His excitement is beguiling and infectious . . . There are many pleasures to be savoured in Germania, gems that make Winder's clever, rambunctious work a book to treasure' Literary Review

'Beautifully written and insightful' Irish Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 29mm | 330g
  • Picador
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330451405
  • 9780330451406
  • 34,073

Review quote

Magnificently crazy -- Will Self * Esquire * The high plateau of my year was my catching up with Simon Winder. Danubia and Germania are an idiosyncratic, often funny fusion of history writing, travel writing and disrespect. -- Sir Tom Stoppard * TLS *
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About Simon Winder

Simon Winder is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain. He works in publishing and lives in Wandsworth Town.
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Rating details

1,738 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 18% (312)
4 34% (590)
3 31% (541)
2 12% (215)
1 5% (80)
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